Cumnor House School

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1 Woodcote Lane
Purley
London
CR8 3HB
020 8668 0050
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175
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2 - 11
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NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
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School Description

Cumnor House prides itself on encouraging a genuine love of learning. From a very young age, they support their children in their development of a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, objectivity, reflection and critical thinking. This thirst for growth and knowledge is one that stays with them throughout their school years, meaning they enter each stage of their lives best prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Last update: 29 June 2017
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EVERY DAY IS AN OPEN DAY AT CUMNOR HOUSE

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

Saturday 30th September 2017

 

Our Open Day gives you the opportunity to visit our Girls School, Boys School and Treetops Nursery.

See the timetable for each event here >>

Cumnor House is a very successful, busy school and we are extremely proud of the amazing achievements of our children. The personal tour will give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Our Head, Mrs Mallett, will also be available to answer any questions that you may have and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail.

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

Arrange a visit now >>

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Meet the Head: Mrs Dina Mallett

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After gaining an English degree and teaching qualification, Dina Mallett started her career at Dulwich College Prep School, where she enjoyed a variety of different roles. Initially a class teacher, she also served as Head of Year and Assistant Director of Studies. She joined City of London School for Girls in 2007 as Deputy Head of the Preparatory School, where she taught mathematics to all years. Dina Mallett was appointed Headmistress at Cumnor House School for Girls in 2016.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I was inspired by my English teacher at senior school, who looked quite like Roald Dahl’s Mr Twit (I am sure I remember him with food in his beard but my memory may have embellished upon the truth over the years…) He was so passionate about the literature that he taught; he even made Chaucer fun!

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

It is not my achievement rather than those of the pupils. We dedicate one assembly a week purely to awarding girls with certificates and medals. This is what makes me proud: being the Head of a school with such driven pupils.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful school is one where the children are safe, happy and learning – in that order.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Genuine confidence: if the pupils believe that they can achieve their goals, they will strive to reach them.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

An all-inclusive, effervescent, successful learning environment.

Catchment information

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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